Wooden work depicts anxiety & fear in society

Imran Hunzai has used a traditional medium wood carving in an artistic way to depict the element of fear and frustration which has seeped into the society with the passage of time. The exhibition titled ‘Wooden Woes’ include 14 exquisite wooden sculptures and dust paintings by Imran Hunzai which are put on display at Rohtas…

Rich Colour palette depicts traditional heritage

Published in Pakistan Observer (29 Jan. 2011)Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: The rich colour palette of the artist, A. S. Rind with a strong focus on design and pattern bring pictorial affluence to his painting show at Tanzara art gallery in Islamabad. In his third solo show at Tanzara, the Karachi based artist A. S. Rind exhibits…

Islamabad Knowledge City Festival: Evolving a Culture of Learning

Published in Pakistan Observer (26 Jan. 2011)Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: “Knowledge for All – All for Knowledge” was the slogan of the first ever ‘Islamabad Knowledge City Festival’ which concluded on Tuesday, attracting a marvelous response from the knowledge lovers of the twin cities during the week long activities at convention center. The festival organised by…

A rare book on letters of Faiz launched

Published in Pakistan Observer (22 Jan. 2011)Sana Jamal Book cover. ISLAMABAD: “The letter of Faiz Ahmed Faiz unveil his genuine feelings for the society as he continues to be the only poet after Allama Iqbal who is admired by the common people” said Iftikhar Arif, a poet and Chairman of National Language Authority (NLA). He…

Fashion Week 2011 makes its way to Islamabad

Published in Pakistan Observer (22 Jan. 2011) Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: The first ever ‘Islamabad Fashion Week’ is all set to launch in the capital city. The highly anticipated, four-day glamour event is scheduled to take place from January 27-30, 2011. After the successful launch of Karachi Fashion Week Chapter 1 and 2, Excellent Events and…

Documentaries highlights Sufi poets’ message of Peace

Published in Pakistan Observer (21 Jan. 2011) Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: A society shrouded with chaos and conflicts can turn over a new life through meditation and by practicing the message of tolerance, love, brotherhood – which is the message of the Sufis. This message was communicated through the three documentaries on Pakistani Sufi Poets, Shah Hussain,…

Artist depicts historic splendor through mixed media art

Bold colours, profound themes and splendid pieces of paper in the paintings of Samina Ali, takes one back into the magnificent history of Mughal era, one of the richest culture of the world. Samina Ali’s exquisite exhibition of paintings titled ‘Imprints – Historical Promises’ will open at Nomad gallery, Islamabad today. During the press preview…

Saadat Hasan Manto remembered

Islamabad – “Saadat Hasan will die one day, but ‘Manto’ will never die.” This line written by Manto himself has borne out Manto’s belief as his writings reign the Urdu literary world making him one of the greatest storytellers of South Asia. Pakistan’s great literary icon, Saadat Hassan Manto’s 56th death anniversary was observed on…

Leading Artists’ work on display

The quotation that “every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures” remains true for the exhibition titled ‘Eminent Artists of Pakistan’ displaying the nature of prominent artists of country at gallery 6, Islamabad . The opening of the exhibition featuring the works of 28 leading painters…

A unique Tea restaurant offering 70 brands

A new tea house Chaayé Khana (Tea café) has opened in the heart of capital city, in Super Market which claims to offer 70 differents brands of tea from all over the world. The new tea house aims to boost the culture of tea in society as opposed to coffee culture.

“Brecht Theatre Festival” begins

Published in Pakistan Observer (15 Jan. 2011)Sana JamalISLAMABAD: To pay homage to Bertolt Brecht (10 February 1898—14 August 1956), a German poet, playwright and theatre director, a play titled ‘Takey Da Tamasha’ was staged at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) auditorium on Friday evening. ‘Takey Da Tamasha’ is part of “Brecht Theatre Festival” from…

Book on Faiz Ahmed Faiz launched

‘Faiz Ahmed Faiz -Muntakhib Mazameen’(Selected essays on Faiz) Islamabad – In these times of chaos and intolerance, Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s writings can help the individuals to realize our real identity in order to emerge as a tolerant, peaceful nation. This was the message of the scholars speaking at the launch of the first book on Faiz…

Japanese Calendars Exhibition opens

Published in Pakistan Observer (14 Jan. 2011)Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: Exquisite calendars and traditional items on display at the Japanese Calendars Exhibition 2011 present a visual sense of Japanese art and culture to the people of Pakistan. The calendar exhibition opened at the National Art Gallery on Thursday was organized by the Embassy of Japan in…

‘Youth Drama Festival 2011’ concludes amidst zest and joy

Islamabad – At the conclusion of a 10-day ‘Youth Drama Festival-2011’ an award distribution was held here at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) auditorium on Tuesday. The drama festival helped in promoting the hidden talent of the youngsters of the country and also provided quality entertainment for the youth of the twin cities. Federal…

“Faseel-e-Jaan Se Aagay”, a drama series on true stories of brave Pakistanis launched

Published in Pakistan Observer (11 Jan. 2011)Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: To pay tribute to the unsung heroes of war on terror and to promote the message of peace, a drama series “Faseel-e-Jaan Se Aagay,” has been jointly produced by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) and Communications Research Strategies (CRS). The second curtain raiser ceremony for the…

Implementation of Anti-Sexual Harassment polices stressed

Published in Pakistan Observer (11 Jan. 2011) Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: In the backdrop of Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act (Section 509), a seminar-cum-book launch was held at local hotel in Islamabad on Monday to make the effective implementation of law possible at all levels. The seminar titled ‘Leaders of Change – Implementation…